The Fifth International Conference on the Teaching of Statistics takes place at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore, 21-26 June, 1998, under the auspices of The International Statistical Institute (IS) and the Singapore National Academy of Science.
Updated information about the scientific programme can be obtain from http:/www.nie.ac.sg:8000/~wwwmath/icots.html
For matters concerning the scientifc programme, please contact the Chair of The International Programme Committee
ALM (Adults Learning Maths) is an international forum bringing together researchers and practitioners in adult mathematics/numeracy teaching and learning in order to promote the learning of mathematics by adults. The fifth ALM conference, ALM5, 1998, will be held near Utrecht, the Netherlands, 1-3 July 1998.
Information about the conference is available from: http:/www.euronet.nl/~groenest/alm5/
For further information, please contact
An International Conference of the title indicated above will take place 3-6 July 1998 in the island of Samos, Greece. The main objective of the conference is to examine new ways of teaching undergraduate mathematics. It will provide a unique and centralised forum and bring together faculty members from various countries who are committed to introducing and using innovative teaching methods. The conference will be of great interest to mathematics faculty as well as to anyone involved in the teaching and learning process of undergraduate mathematics. Conference themes include: Integration of computing technology; Innovative ways of teaching; Reform issues related to calculus and other math courses; Distance learning technologies; Assessment of student learning; The role of mathematics in other disciplines.
For further information, please contact the conference chair:
The 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME22, will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 12-17 July 1998. The theme of the conference is Diversity and Change in Mathematics Education.
Stellenbosch is a historic town in the heart of the Cape winelands, about 50 km from Cape Town. Affectionately known as the 'town of oaks' due to the many beautiful oak tress lining its streets, it is renowned for its beauty, serenity, architecture, culture and art.
For further information you may visit the PME22 website at http:/www.sun.ac.za/pme22 or contact
This conference will be held 14-17 July 1998, on the campus of Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Papers submitted for consideration by the Conference Committee should reach conference organiser Professor Carl Leinbach (see below) no later than 15 November 1997. For further information please contact either of the following conference organisers
The 50th conference of Commission internationale pour l'étude et l'amélioration de l'ensignement des mathématiques (CIEAEM) will take place in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 2-7 August 1998. The general theme of the conference is 'Relationships between Classroom Practice and Research in Mathematics Education', with sub-themes 'Goals of mathematics teaching', 'Communication and collaboration between practitioners and researchers', 'Research in mathematics education and teacher training', 'Specific features of research in mathematics education', 'Taking account of research results in teaching aids and teachers' guides'. The scientific activities include plenary sessions, working groups, individual or group presentations, workshops, forum of ideas, and special sessions. The official conference languages are French and English. For further information, please contact
The First ICMI East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (ICMI-EARCOME 1) will be held 17-21 August 1998 at the Korea National University of Education, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea. See announcement elsewhere in this Bulletin.
The Institute of Mathematics, University of Potsdam, Germany, and the Brandenburg Asssociation for the Promotion of Mathematically and Scientifically Gifted Pupils jointly organise the Junior Mathematical Congress, 17-22 August 1998, for mathematically interested high school students from Europoe and from overseas, as a satellite congress of the ICM-98 (see below). Further information can be obtained at
This congress will be held, under the auspices of the International Mathematical Union, 18-27 August 1998 in Berlin, Germany. The Board of Directors of the Organizing Committee consists of
President: M. Grötschel, Berlin
Vice-President: M. Aigner, Berlin
Honorary President: F. Hirzebruch, Bonn
Treasurer: J. Sprekels, Berlin
Secretary General: J. Winkler, Berlin
The International Programme Committee is chaired by Phil. J. Griffiths, Princeton, USA.
The current plans for the congress include the following sections: 1. Logic; 2. Algebra; 3. Number Theory and Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry; 4. Algebraic Geometry; 5. Differential Geometry and Global Analysis; 6. Symplectic Geometry and Hamiltonian Theory; 7. Topology; 8. Lie Groups and Lie Algebra; 9. Analysis; 10. Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems; 11. Partial Differential Equations; 12. Mathematical Physics; 13. Probability and Statistics; 14. Combinatorics; 15. Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science; 16. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing; 17. Applications; 18. Control Theory and Optimization; 19. Teaching and Popularization of Mathematics; 20. History of Mathematics.
Further information about ICM-98 can be obtained through the World Wide Web, through URL:
The First International Congress on Ethnomathematics, ICEM-1, will be held under the auspices of the University of Granada (Spain), 2-5 September 1998. Spanish and English will be the official languages of the conference.
The general theme of the conference will be research, curriculum development, and teacher education. The scientific programme of the conference consists of plenary lectures, oral presentations, oral communications, posters and videos. For further information, please consult
The 24th annual Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching Conference, UMTC 98, will be held at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, 7-10 September 1998. The conference is a working conference to improve the design and delivery of the mathematics curriculum for undergraduates. For 1998 the main themes are the impact of technology on assessment, students talking mathematics, what's a mathematics degree for, and modern approaches to teaching calculus - sharing good practice. For further information, please consult
The 9th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications, ICTMA 9, will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 30 July - 3 August 1999. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for the presenttion and exchange of information, experiences, opinions and ideas relating to the teaching, learning and assessment of mathematcal modelling, mathematical models and applications of mathematics. People engaged in research or practice in these topics at secondary and higher levels of education are invited to participate, present papers or conduct workshops. There will also be provision for those who would like to make a poster presentation of work in progress or of smaller scope than would warrant a full paper or workshop.
For further information, please consult
The Third European Congress of Mathematics will be held in Barcelona, Spain, 10-14 July, 2000. Further information will be released in due course.
The Ninth International Congress on Mathematical Education, ICME-9, is going to be held 31 July - 7 August 2000, at the Chiba Convention Centre, Makuhari, at the Tokyo Bay, near Narita Airport. Further information will be available in forthcoming issues of this Bulletin.